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Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting

Culture of Safety Center

January 29, 2024

Qsource presents this Webinar on Antipsychotic Medication use in Nursing Homes.

Guest speaker Jonathan Pouliot, MS, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, speaks on Understanding antipsychotic medication use in the Nursing Home, “when they can be helpful and when they may not”, and “offers strategies on how to reduce the antipsychotic medication”. The learning objectives of the program include the following:

  1. Distinguish between on-label and off-label uses of medications with a focus on antipsychotics
  2. Review antipsychotic medications and their use in practice
  3. Examine the role of antipsychotics in the long-term care setting
  4. Analyze the risks associated with antipsychotic use in long-term care
  5. Understand the concept of gradual dose reduction (GDR) and it use to manage antipsychotic
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